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Cyanometer

The original cyanometer was invented by the Genevan physicist and Alpine explorer Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (* 17 February 1740 in Conches; † 22 January 1799) in 1789

The original cyanometer was invented by the Genevan physicist and Alpine explorer Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (* 17 February 1740 in Conches; † 22 January 1799) in 1789

Cyanometer

by Jan-Hendrik von Kuick
Cyanometer
Cyanometer
Cyanometer

What is it about?

The original cyanometer was invented by the Genevan physicist and Alpine explorer Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (* 17 February 1740 in Conches; † 22 January 1799) in 1789. It is an instrument for measuring 'blueness', specifically the colour intensity of blue sky. With the measurement it is possible to draw conclusions from the constitution of the atmosphere: the bluer the sky the less the water vapor. Saussures cyanometer consisted out of 53 parts of a circular ring ranging from white over different grades of blue to black (Saussure used Prussian blue). Saussure used his cyanometer for measurements in Geneva, Chamonix und on the Mont Blanc.

Cyanometer

App Details

Version
1.0
Rating
NA
Size
21Mb
Genre
Weather Education
Last updated
August 29, 2019
Release date
August 29, 2019
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App Store Description

The original cyanometer was invented by the Genevan physicist and Alpine explorer Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (* 17 February 1740 in Conches; † 22 January 1799) in 1789. It is an instrument for measuring 'blueness', specifically the colour intensity of blue sky. With the measurement it is possible to draw conclusions from the constitution of the atmosphere: the bluer the sky the less the water vapor. Saussures cyanometer consisted out of 53 parts of a circular ring ranging from white over different grades of blue to black (Saussure used Prussian blue). Saussure used his cyanometer for measurements in Geneva, Chamonix und on the Mont Blanc.
Alexander von Humboldt used a cyanometer on his expedition to America (1799 - 1804).

You can use our Cyanometer in three modes: The modern scale uses distinct grades of blue starting with clear white up to black. The Saussure scale shall give an idea about the colors from Saussures original cyanometer. With the user defined scale own scans of blue skies can be added to an own colored circular ring - an own cyanometer.
Each scan is saved inside the app containing information about date, time and locality. So it is possible to compare scans of blue skies from different locations.

Privacy notice: No data will be saved or processed outside the app.

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